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Name:Owlcotes Hill
Hill number:16760
Height:194m / 636ft
Parent (Ma):2816  Boulsworth Hill - Lad Law
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Leeds (UA)
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SE 21012 33692
Summit feature:no feature: grass
Col:163m  SE206339  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 104
(1:25k) 288N
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 35 users)ByDate of Ascent
Owlcotes Hill from GR: SE 21176 33626. I believe the summit position to be on grass at SE 21013 33690.ronaldo33326/12/2019
Parked to SSW on main road SE210336. Went round the back and into field.David Evans12/05/2019
Stroll up Ingham's Avenue to the covered reservoirMark Sims07/03/2019
5 of 5 on 25.8 mile bike ride. Starting in parkside road, Bradford. Including harrop edge, chellow heights, idle hill, beecroft hill and owlcotes hill. Think I’m reservoired out today 😩The-Z-Man02/09/2018
Yeh, well, whatever. Seems a bit arbitrary as to what makes a high point. If a reclaimed pit heap is a hill, why not the grassy border of the covered resr?carole engel27/01/2018
Missed this one last week. Easy to see why. Still, good views over west Leeds.Campbell Singer08/11/2017
Climbed over fence from road to what seemed HP. Also went round back and over stile but no higher.PeterD05/09/2017
by bike, second of 3 Tumps of the dayIanHHill16/02/2017
5th and final hill of today on an 18.5 mi route from Menston to new Pudsey climbing The Chevin, Billing Hill, Tinshill Moor, Beecroft hill and then cutting across to fp that leads to the S side of the compound. Had to walk round via residential roads to get to the main entrance and climbed over fence to explore area in front. Finished at New Pudsey station. Leeds U/a now complete.Dazingdale22/01/2017
A narrow lane leads from Owlcotes Road east of the reservoir to a stile. From here, it is possible to beat the bounds of the enclosed area, via two gates and a fence. The highest point seemed to me the top of the dome of grass between the compound and the metal gates leading to it from Owlcotes Road. The first snow of the year had fallen that morning, so the scene was more sparklingly attractive than the average covered reservoir.Nick Down109/11/2016
Parked up, climbed over wall, long grass to reservoir fence.. and off again to find a chip shop. W Darren. During the Industrial Revolution this top might have risen above the smog which made nearby Pudsey one of the most polluted areas of the UK due to its position in a slight valley between the two industrial cities of Leeds and Bradford. As a result, whichever way the wind blew Pudsey became covered in thick soot. The temperature inversion created by the valley led to the soot becoming trapped leading to dense smogs. This is believed to have led to jokes that pigeons in Pudsey Park flew backwards in order to keep the soot out of their eyes.Chris Pearson25/07/2016
Drove up. Walked up and down. I wonder why I do this? Solo.Dangerous Dave18/03/2016
As for Dugswell2arranc15/03/2016
Had to give a friend a lift into Leeds early in the morning, decided on a few tump visits to keep me awake on the way home :)the_adam28/11/2015
nipped to bag this on the way home after having a walk around Billing Hill & LBAjoseph mitchell27/11/2015
Another bloody covered reservoir.ngthack08/11/2015
Another reservoir compound but with no noticeably higher natural ground inside the fencevegibagger18/09/2015
Driveable almost to the summit. Easy parking on the adjacent road then a short cut through.moorsman16/05/2015
Ending my covered reservoir afternoon.Nothing more to add,really.catman12/01/2015
Went into the adjacent field. Another covered reservoir.Alan Caine13/12/2014
WellMartin R10/12/2014
Covered fenced reservoir but visited the highest points in the field just to be sure.Dugswell205/10/2014
Top is all fenced in, nearest field full of cowscitygent11/09/2014
Covered reservoir (similar to Beecroft/Bramley) and comms mast are highest points. Fenced off.Aye Jimmy17/03/2014
Summited much earlier - difficult to ascertain exact top. Not worth the bother unless you're localBramley17/08/2012
pasture by SW cnr resr 199gps apparently HP, or could be rough grass to SE in front of resr.RHW12/02/2012
Wycombe Wanderer25/01/2020
andrew brown19/10/2015